The arts are alive at Brookfield Academy! This semester:
- Upper School students performed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
- Middle School students performed “Singin’ in the Rain”
- New instrumental programs – Primary School Strings and a Lower School Band - began
- Homecoming Week service projects included Upper School student artists creating a mural at the Primary School, while chorus members visited nursing homes and care facilities to perform for residents
- Our Visiting Artist Series introduced students to the nationally acclaimed Ailey II dance troupe and British sextet, The King’s Singers
- Upper School Graphic Design students restored old military photographs as part of a Veterans Day project
- Students immersed themselves in the art and design work of Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), the Primary School and Lower School “artist of the year”
- Primary School, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School students will perform Christmas concerts this month
- The Upper School Chorus performed at the Brookfield German Holiday Market
- Our Technical Theatre Team spent many hours working behind the scenes honing their skills in lighting, special effects, and audio while creating memorable moments for countless audience members and guests attending campus-wide events.
Hundreds of Brookfield Christian School alumni, supporters, parents and staff members gathered to make about 4200 Dutch apple pies in one day for the school's annual fundraiser. A limited number of pies are still available for sale. The pies have been frozen and can be baked directly from the freezer or thawed. Contact the school office at 262-782-4722 or stop by weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to purchase pies for $15 each.
St. John Vianney School
Spanish students practiced verb conjugation. In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday, they practiced with the sentence, "Yo doy gracias por," which means "I am thankful for."
The eighth grade boys B team took second place at the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Turkey Basketball tournament. Congratulations!
SJV Alumni recently participated in Brookfield Central's musical, "Oliver!" Thanks to their introduction to the fine arts at SJV, these fine, young, talented women contributed to the success of the sold-out productions Nov. 18-20.
Beginning Sunday, Dec. 4, artwork created by our very own St. John Vianney artists will be proudly on display. Be sure to stop in the children's section of the library and see all of their creative hard work!
The St. John Vianney book fair at Barnes & Noble On Nov. 30 was once again a huge hit. It was a wonderful night full of fun and friendship. The students participated by sharing in music with student musicians, enjoying story times with guest readers and great games.
St. Joseph Catholic School
Our Service Club, in collaboration with the House of Peace, sponsored a Thanksgiving food collection for our school and parish. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to donate 138 boxes of food and over $300 to the House of Peace, a Catholic charitable program in the central city. This Advent season, our school community is working with the House of Peace on their annual Christmas Toy Drive which assists over 1,000 central city households by providing toys for children.
St. Mary’s Visitation
St. Mary's Visitation recently held its annual Barnes & Noble book fair. It was a fun-filled day including story time with SMV Principal Mary Tretow, singing of Christmas carols with our K3 through fifth-grade students and a Quiz Bowl competition put on by our sixth- through eighth-grade students. The book fair benefits the SMV school library.